Jun 30, 2012 · 4:00 PM
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Announcing our very first evening bus trip! We're breaking away from convention with a unique after-hours wine tasting, followed by a tour from the winemaker and an indoor picnic. Many people assume that all fruit wines are super sweet dessert wines, but they can be fermented to different levels on the dryness vs. sweetness spectrum. Our friends at California Fruit Wines are experts at determing the 'sweet spot' for each individual fruit. Join us to find out why they are nominated for 'Best Winery in San Diego' by Union Tribune readers! Rolling winos will receive 5 tastes of their choosing from the following wines on tap:
- Chocolate Strawberry
- Mango de Mayo
- Santa Rosa Plum
- Oaked Cherry
- Strawberry Stiletto
- Black Friar Plum
- Kiwi Strawberry
There's also a dry Cabernet for the more conventional winos. After our tasting, the winemaker will provide a tour of the 4,500 sq ft facility and provide general education about fruit wines and their process. There's plenty of time and table space to relax and enjoy an indoor picnic, so don't forget to pack some goodies. Additional tastes are $1 each, 6 oz. glasses are just $5, bottles range from $12-$16, and we'll get 10% off purchases of 6 or more bottles. Stay up to date with the latest from California Fruit Wines through their Facebook page.
OUR RIDE: Getting there is half the fun! Check out this bad boy...a smaller, more intimate bus for 25 winos and winettes. It's easy to mix and mingle on a party bus since everyone is facing center. Yes, there's a "dancing" pole and we'll have some great tunes playing in case anyone wants to show off their moves! Drinking IS allowed on the bus so feel free to bring your beverage of choice on board.
PAYMENT: We've got everything covered, including round-trip transportation (tax and gratuity included), ice, cups, corkscrews, tasting fees and Winos-only discounts. Prepayments are required to secure your spot on the bus!!! There are only 25 seats...first-come, first-served. The $35 fee will increase to $40 after midnight on Monday, June 25th. Please refer to the refund policy posted at the top of the page.
PICK-UP/DROP-OFF LOCATION: There is plenty of free parking. Please aim to arrive early....the on-time winos will not be happy with stragglers! Mapquest or google the location beforehand if you’re not familiar with it.
- Old Town Transit Center - pick up at 4pm. Address: 4009 Taylor Street, San Diego 92110 (entrance on Pacific Hwy). We'll meet under the freeway. Return at ~8:30-9pm.
To new experiences and breaking out of convention....CHEERS!
P.S. Save the date for our 4th Annual Winos White Party...August 18th on a magnificent rooftop!